Minneapolis—October 27, 2011— Walden University announced today that it has formed educational partnerships with three organizations to provide employees and members with higher education opportunities. Walden’s degree programs are designed to provide critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that students can apply immediately in their workplace as well as to challenges facing their communities.

Employees and members of the partner organizations now have the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree online at Walden. Employees can choose from more than 60 online degree programs with more than 300 specializations and concentrations, including health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology.

Walden’s three new educational partners are:

  • Center for Financial Training Atlantic & Central States (CFTACS)—The Center for Financial Training Atlantic & Central States is a nonprofit adult education and training organization for professionals in the financial industry. The center serves Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.
  • Grant Professionals Association (GPA)—The Grant Professionals Association is a nonprofit membership organization that builds and supports the international community of grant writing professionals through 49 chapters in the United States and one in Puerto Rico.
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)—The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is a transit authority that operates buses, trains, regional rails and trolleys in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey, serving approximately 1 million commuters each day.

These new partnerships join the growing contingent of hospitals, health systems, nonprofits, and business and educational organizations and institutions that have aligned with Walden to provide educational opportunities to their employees.

Through Walden’s educational partnerships, organizations can help their employees excel personally and professionally. Walden offers relevant, state-of-the-art degree programs that focus on real-world challenges and inspire positive social change. For more information about Walden, its programs and its educational partnership opportunities, visit www.WaldenU.edu/partnerships.

About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 46,500 students from all 50 states and more than 120 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.

Walden offers more than 60 degree programs with more than 300 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.

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